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This book kept me up almost all night, i could never put it down it was so very romantic and Dilly should do books in the future like this one. Rushed, not very well Developed, Boring.To be honest this story wasn t my favourite and is not memorable I feel like this is a book that Dilly Court just rushed out for the sake of publishing a new book and cashing in a pay cheque The characters, especially Walter, were not very well thought through or developed I didn t create bonds with them or really cared that much for their outcomes The plot was VERY predictable and I would of only given this book a 2 star rating if not for the ending which basically saved the story.The ending is the only decently satisfying part of the story that i read and was thoroughly interested in it It brought this not very interesting exciting book to a good ending and so for that I give this book 3 stars But unfortunately would not recommend this book. Love dilly court books but this book was predictable still a good read. Dilly Court s delightful historical romance The Constant Heart opens along the Thames in 1874 with an old feud between eighteen year old Rosina s father, Captain of the Ellie May and barge owner Ham Barnum her engagement to Harry Gostellow and their breakup because of his licentious behaviour her father s death and her struggle to keep the business afloat by ferrying rubbish out of London Dilly Court brings to life the noise, disease and dirt in the rough area along the wharf area and in the East End where, although raised as a lady she struggles to find a solution to father s failing business and to keeping her small family housekeeper Berthe Spinks, Caddie Trigg and her three sons from being sent to the workhouse a fate worse than death Woven into the main theme are subplots that include the breakdown and death of Captain Edward May the mystery man she falls in love with and the incarceration of her father s bookkeeper Walter Brown The emotional tension and suspense escalate when she risks her reputation to pursue evidence that will free Walter and the challenges she faces to ferry garbage out of London to keep the business afloat and to support her family after her father s death Yet amid the harsh realities of life Rosina has to make a decision to marry Harry Gostellow and forget the pirate who won her heart The romance sparks when Rosina meets her pirate at an outing with Sukey and Harry after being propositioned by a wealthy rake only to have his identity remain a mystery even after receiving a medallion from her bookkeeper with the initials WB.Although predictable in plot there is a strong focus on character development as spoiled, na ve and innocent Rosina May s world begins to crumble around her Stubborn, impulsive and often reckless, she has a generosity of spirit, caring nature and indomitable will that help her overcome her adversity Serious, hardworking, dull but loyal Walter Brown hides a secret as he struggles to help Rosina, the woman he loves In contrast Harry Gostellow, rich, boyishly good looking, and vain hides a bossy, patronizing, controlling and roguish nature under his charm.I thoroughly enjoyed A Constant Heart with its captivating plot and realistic, well developed characters that infuse the story with heartbreak, victory and love. Another fantastic Dilly Court read. This is only the second book I ve read by this author and it was brilliant Dilly puts in so much detail to her stories that the characters come alive I really didn t think this story was going to turn out well as the reader is left right until the last but one page before all is resolved I love these books. .KINDLE ☧ The Constant Heart ♻ Despite Living By The Side Of The Thames, With Its Noise, Disease And Dirt, Eighteen Year Old Rosina May Has Wanted For Little In Life Until Her Father S Feud With A Fellow Bargeman Threatens To Destroy Everything To Save Them All, Rosina Agrees To Marry Harry, The Son Of A Wealthy Merchant But A Chance Encounter With A Handsome River Pirate Has Turned Her Head And She Longs To Meet Him Again When Her Father Dies A Broken Man, Harry Goes Back On His Promise And Turns Rosina Out Onto The Streets She Is Forced To Work The River Herself, Ferrying Rubbish Out Of London And Living Rough In Spite Of Her Hardships, She Cannot Forget Her Pirate And When Tragedy Threatens To Strike Once She Is Forced To Make A Choice But Is She Really Prepared To Risk Everything For Love Slow to get going, but interesting at the end Enjoyed reading it I enjoyed reading this Very good readI enjoyed this book immensely although I did work out who was the mystery person early on but still found it exciting.